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Tropidophorus robinsoni SMITH, 1919

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Robinson's Keeled Skink, Robinson's Water Skink
G: Robinsons Wasserskink 
SynonymTropidophorus robinsoni SMITH 1919
Tropidophorus robinsoni — SMITH 1935: 326
Tropidophorus robinsoni — TAYLOR 1963: 996
Tropidophorus robinsoni — PAUWELS et al. 2000 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma), Thailand (hills between Chumporn and the Isthmus of Kra; Tavoy, Surat Thani)

Type locality: “Tasan, W. of Chumporn, P. Siam” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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CommentFrank & Ramus erroneously gave “SMITH 1849” as author. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Chuaynkern, Y., Nabhitabhata, J., Inthara, C. Kamsook, M. & K. Somsri 2005. A New Species of the Water Skink Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Northeast Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 1(2): 165-176
  • Nguyen, Quang Truong; Nguyen Van Sang, Nikolai Orlov, Hoang Ngoc Thao, Wolfgang Böhme and Thomas Ziegler 2010. A review of the genus Tropidophorus (Squamata, Scincidae) from Vietnam with new species records and additional data on natural history. Zoosyst. Evol . 86 (1): 5 – 19
  • Pauwels,O.S.G. et al. 2000. Herpetological investigations in Phang-Nga Province, southern Peninsular Thailand, with a list of reptile species and notes on their biology. Dumerilia 4 (2): 123-154 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1919. The lizards of the genus Tropidophorus in Siam, with descriptions of two new species. J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 3: 223-228 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
  • Waiprom, L.; Y. Chuaynkern; P. Duengkae; C. Chuaynkern; K. Sriboarod. 2013. Tropidophorus robinsoni Smith, 1919 (Squamata: Scincidae): New distribution record and map. Check List 9 (2):465-466 - get paper here
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